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Earthquake of Magnitude 6.1 Hits Indonesia's East Java Province

Indonesia’s East Java province was hit by a solid earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude, on Thursday, September 19, 2019. But it didn’t result in a tsunami, which was a good thing, said an official at the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency.

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The tremors were felt at around 2:06 am, in the early hours, having an epicenter at 56 km of Tuban. The depth was recorded at 656 km under the sea bed, said an official.

He also said that just minutes later, another quake, measuring 6.0 magnitude struck the province, having a depth of 623 km under the seafloor. The analysis of it was being undertaken.
Earthquakes in Indonesia are common as the country lies on the “Pacific ring of fire” which is highly vulnerable to tremors and tsunamis. There have been many small and large tremors recorded in recent months.
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